This is my card for the Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
Make sure you check out the blog hop HERE.
I had a lot of fun making this card.
I used a stamp set from MFP called JAVA TIME
I wanted my card to feel like I was in a small coffee shop, with snow falling outside. I took dp that had a distressed brick design. I took the coffee ring stamps from the set and stamped them with brown ink the corners of the paper. The paper was sprayed with a silver sparkle mist. It was hard to photograph but there are little specks of silver on the dp. I matted the dp with gray and brown cardstock.
I used my sewing machine to attach the dp and mats to the base of my card.I cut a paper doily in half to make my table cloth. I sewed it to the base of the card too. I sewed a gathering stitch to my cheesecloth and then sewed it to the base. I wanted to leave the bottom free so it would look kinda like a curtain. This next photo shows how the cheesecloth hangs free and has movement.
My favorite part of my coffee card is my hand made quilled snowflake. I took pieces of cardstock that I had cut 1/8 of an inch thick. I quilled them, added pearls and glue and glitter. It is hard to see in photographs just how sparkly this snowflake is in real life.
I made my card into an easel card. I added brads to make it stand up. I stamped the sentiment from the set on the bottom of the easel. The coffee cup was done with a maroon marker and a silver marker. I took white paint to add the highlights. I finished my card off with a pearl flourish for the steam from my cup of coffee.